bombastic

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adjective bom·bas·tic \bäm-ˈbas-tik\

Definition of bombastic

  1. :  marked by or given to speech or writing that is given exaggerated importance by artificial or empty means :  marked by or given to bombast :  pompous, overblown

bombastically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of bombastic in a Sentence

  1. a bombastic speech intended to impress the voters in her congressional district

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Origin and Etymology of bombastic

see bombast



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